Time for some music therapy. Music is a powerful healing force recognized around the world in many cultures. The beats, the lyrics, and the tones resonate within a person's soul. Even though personal preferences vary, the healing effects from music do not vary. Music evokes an emotional, calming feeling of positivity. Listening to music can actually lower heart rate and blood pressure. Plus, the beauty of music is that anyone (even those who can't hear it, but can feel it) can appreciate a melody, a harmony, and everything in between. ICU's, operating rooms, and nursing homes are all unleashing the power of music. Why don't you?
When I heard "Rocks in Your Shoes" by Emily West for the first time, I completely stopped what I was doing and turned up the volume. Go ahead and take a listen.
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Neuropathy - distal median nerve
Pain in the wrist or hand that wakes you up at night
May be severe Pain may be felt in other areas, for example in the upper arm (this is called referred pain)
Sensation changes in the thumb and pointer (index), middle, and part of the ring fingers, such as:
Weakness of the hand that causes you to:
Drop things Have difficulty grasping objects
Signs and tests
Your doctor will examine your wrist and ask questions about your medical history. The examination may show decreased sensation in the thumb side of the hand. This is called the "radial" side. There may be weakness of the thumb and difficulty using it to pinch.
Tests that reveal distal median nerve dysfunction may include:
Nerve conduction tests
Tests are ...
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